This contribution is about an entirely new approach to the study of knowledge. As an introductory remark, the classical research operations in the field of cognition are reviewed. Against this background, an application of David Hestenes theory of rotational dynamics is demonstrated with particular reference to text processing. Based on the mechanism of joints and links of the AaO machine, angular displacements and the control of textual movement patterns are topologically presented. In the discussion, it is made evident that the presented approach carries more ecological validity than is reflected through all previous methodological attempts of giving a precise measure of attitude change in the development of text.